Sunday, April 12, 2015

Can You Case It No. 65 (CYCI)

Hello everyone!  I am thrilled to announce that Can You Case It has asked me to become part of their Design Team for the next 6 months. That means [insert gulp here] that I will be making at least 1 card per week - and blogging about it.  I hope everyone joins me on this new journey.  I think it is going to be a fun ride!  

For my first turn here - for the Can You Case It Challenge No. 65 - I had to make a card. Any card. Using anything I wanted.  No restrictions. Well, other than the fact that I had to make it in under 10 minutes!  WHAT?? Me??  Make a card in under 10 minutes?  It takes me an hour to figure out what stamp to use!  But I did it!!!  
Step By Step:

1.  Place the heart die on the textured cardstock and run it through your die cut machine. Please the piece of white cardstock behind this piece and "lightly" trace the heart with a pencil.  Stamp the large flower image from the Elements of Style set - inside the heart.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black because I knew I would be using Copic markers. Also, using a stamp positioner can help but it is optional.  

Do not worry that the image stamps outside the heart as you will not see this once the card is done. 

Then erase the pencil mark.

2.  Color in the image.  Because this card has to be done in less than 10 minutes, all I used was Copic Pure Pink (RV23) on the flowers and Copic Emerald Green (G05) on the leaves.   Then glue the textured piece over the colored image.  I used double sided tape.

I then stamped the hummingbird (also from the Elements of Style set) with the Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut it out, applied some pop dots to the back and adhered it to the card front.  I then applied some Clear Wink of Stella Brush over the hummingbird to give it some shimmer and adhere 3 half pearls to the right side of the heart.

Here is the final card.  The inside can be any phrase you want from "I Love You" to "Happy Mother's Day"! 

I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Can You Case It challenge. Now head on over to the blog and check out what the rest of the design team has done and make a project of your own to share in the gallery!  You could win!

Thanks again for taking time out of your day to come and visit! 


Supply List:
Card Base is A2 white cardstock
Piece of white cardstock - 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Piece of textured white cardstock 4" x 5.25"
Cupid Heart Die (98281) by Memory Box 
Elements of Style by Stampin Up
Copic Markers RV23 (Pure Pink) and G05 (Emerald Green)
Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen
Half Pearls 
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Pencil and Eraser
Stamp Positioner (optional)
Die Cut Machine (Big Kick, Cuttlebug)


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much Martie! Glad you like it! Appreciate you stopping by and for the comment. Have a great day.

  2. Michael, I just love your card and welcome to the CYCI Design Team! :) Eva

  3. Absolutely beautiful card, Michael!!! Very creative!!

  4. Hi Michael. How wonderful that you have decided to join Justin's design team. You have made a fantastic start with this very romantic and beautiful card. Also, how nice that you include step by step instructions. Have a wonderful day.

  5. Michael, it's beautiful! Congrats on the DT spot

  6. What a beautiful card! Love all the texture. Great design card for CYCI!